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Photo journal: Postcards from Russia - Part II
Rostov-On-Don, Caucasus

The Rostov Committee of Soldiers’ Mothers is a human rights organisation that defends the rights of conscripts, recruits and their relatives.

Problems of corruption, bullying and bribery in the army mean that soldiers’ mothers arrive at the Committee’s office with disturbing frequency.

Valentina Revyakina is here to seek advice about her eighteen-year old son Artym who has been hospitalised in the Kuril Islands after being diagnosed with nebulous mental illnesses.

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